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April 10th, 2019
Premier to lead nationwide clean-up campaign

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Plans are afoot for a comprehensive clean-up of the Virgin Islands (VI) led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

March 29th, 2019
VI upgrades emergency communications ahead of hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) government, in collaboration with the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), is soon to acquire an improved VHF radio communications system, that provides for robust security and emergency communications that can be maintained during a disaster.

March 23rd, 2019
Locals not bidding for RDA Contracts—Procurement Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has in the vicinity of $800M to spend over five-years on the Territory development but local contractors have not been bidding for available projects.

March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

January 31st, 2019
NDP caused UK to infringe on rights of Territory – Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Claude O. Skelton-Cline, the ZBVI ‘Honestly Speaking” host now Virgin Islands Party (VIP) supporter is continuing his vicious tirade against the Premier D. Orlando Smith (AL), now Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) led National Democratic Party (NDP 1) over its lackluster performance as government over the past 8 years.

January 17th, 2019
Repair works begin On A.O. Shirley Grounds Track

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rehabilitation works on the track at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds has commenced and is expected to continue for approximately four weeks.

December 22nd, 2018
Veiled Transparency: RDA operates like NDP Gov’t – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and man of the cloth, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is continuing his tirade against the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) over the way it functions within the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 28th, 2018
RDA breaches rules to sideline locals from small contracts – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - ‘Honestly Speaking’ host, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is questioning whether the $2M threshold, earmarked for local contractors under the Recovery and Development Agency’s (RDA) plans, is still in effect, and why contracts under that amount are being awarded to overseas-based companies.

November 6th, 2018
Elise Donovan faced UK Committee on VI’s sustainable future

LONDON, United Kingdom: Virgin Islander Ms Elise Donovan has presented before the UK Foreign Affairs Committee on behalf of the Virgin Islands (VI) on the topic of building a sustainable future for British overseas territories.

September 3rd, 2018
RDA Boss $350k package not a Gov’t decision—Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The $350,000 remuneration package for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), was negotiated with the successful candidate, New Zealand native, Mr Paul Bayly, by the entity’s Board of Directors and not the Virgin Islands (VI) Government.

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